Seeking Justice For Asbestosis Victims
Asbestosis is a serious lung disease caused by asbestos exposure. It can take decades for symptoms to develop, leaving victims with many questions about who may be held responsible for their injuries. David C. Thompson, P.C., in Grand Forks, draws on more than 30 years of experience to help victims of asbestos exposure throughout North Dakota, and nationwide, find answers and maximize compensation in asbestos-related litigation.
Microscopic asbestos fibers make their way into the lungs and become embedded in the small air sacs of the lungs where oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged. Over time, the fibers cause inflammation and scarring of the lung tissue. As the lungs become more and more scarred, lung function is decreased. Some people are able to manage the effects of asbestosis with medical care. However, for many, the loss of lung capacity and function can be debilitating.
The warning signs and symptoms of asbestosis include:
- Shortness of breath
- A marked decrease in endurance and tolerance to engage in physical activity
- Pain or tightness in the chest
- A persistent cough
- Weight loss and loss of appetite
- Widening and rounding of the fingers and toes, sometimes referred to as clubbing
- A dry, crackling sound while breathing
If You Are Suffering From Asbestosis — Let Us Protect Your Rights
Long-term care and treatment can devastate an individual, and his or her entire family. Unfortunately, there is no cure for asbestosis, which can be fatal in some cases. Because asbestos is a known carcinogen, asbestosis may be a precursor to other serious medical conditions, such as asbestos-related lung cancer or mesothelioma. If you have been diagnosed with asbestosis, you need the help of an experienced asbestos and mesothelioma lawyer to protect your rights.
Attorney David C. Thompson has been a staunch advocate for asbestos exposure victims since 1984. Our legal team knows how to investigate asbestos-related injuries. With more than three decades of experience in North Dakota asbestos-related litigation, we know the legal landscape inside and out. Our extensive knowledge of the sources of asbestos exposure in North Dakota is unmatched. When you work with our law firm, you will have direct access to a highly skilled and experienced lawyer who will answer your questions, address your legal concerns and guide you every step of the way.
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To learn more about your legal options to hold big businesses, the utility companies or other entities that caused you such harm accountable for the harm they have caused you, send us an email or call 701-213-4916. There is never a fee unless we recover compensation for you. We have the experience and resources to represent asbestosis victims nationwide.